Thursday, March 21, 2013

Creations by AR - March Release - My Picnic Basket

Welcome to the March Creations by AR new release Design Team Blog Hop!  Today Adela is releasing the cutest template called My Picnic Basket - just in time for all of our summer picnic party needs!

I looked through Pinterest to get some color ideas for my projects today and found lots of colorful samples but this more sedate basket caught my eye!
 

I made two similar baskets based on this inspiration - the first more clean and simple - the 2nd a little more ornate. 
To make the white trim on the edge of the cover - I traced the line of the cover before putting it together.  I sponged the 'weave' on this basket base using the Mini Basket Weave template from The Crafters Workshop with Frayed Burlap Ranger Distress Ink.  I just layed the template across the base before I put it together - sponging and moving the template until I had the whole thing sponged.  It was really easy to line it up.
Here's a close up of the back side.
I lined this basket with a brown and cream gingham patterned paper.  I cut the tag with a Spellbinders Scalloped Tag.  The stamps are from Waltzingmouse.
For the second basket, I painted the 'weave' on the base using Frayed Burlap Ranger Distress Crackle Paint.  I adhered some fun pom pom ribbon along the edges of the basket cover.
Here's a close up of the painted 'weave' on the back.  The stamps are from Waltzingmouse.
 Inside this basket I put a little sewing kit that I had in my stash from a project I did many years ago to go along with the "Thank You Sew Much" sentiment on the basket.
When I showed this to my husband - he said "do people still do hand sewing???"   Probably not so many !?! but everyone has to sew on a button or fix a hem now and then - don't they???!!  
You can see how nicely it tucks inside. I lined this basket with a piece of burlap patterned paper I found at Joann's.
I had so much fun creating these easy to make little picnic baskets -  I'm sure you will to!  You can find the template in the Creations by AR shop here.  The templates come in PDF (you print and cut out), and SVG/DXF for use with cutting machines line Silhouette Cameo.

HOW TO WIN this template:
• Leave comments on each blog linked below.
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Comments accepted until Mar. 24 (12:00 noon EST)
One random winner will be announced March 25 on the AR Blog
And now - let's head out to see what lovely Picnic Baskets the following members of the Design Team have created to inspire us today - here are the links:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Bountiful Basket Additions, Sewing Box Hugs
Paper:  True Black, White, Fine Linen - PTI, Burlap DP - Paper Pizazz, Dark Chocolate Pattern Pack - PTI
Ink:  Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Frayed Burlap
Accessories:  My Picnic Basket Template - Creations by AR, white embossing powder, heat gun, foam tape, Scor Tape, white pompom ribbon -American Crafts, Frayed Burlap Ranger Distress Crackle Paint, Spellbinders Scalloped Tags, Large black brads - American Crafts, Mini Basketweave Template - The Crafters Workshop, Silhouette Cameo.

59 comments:

Liana Miranda said...

Sua cesta ficou linda !!!

Adorei.

MAGDA said...

ME ENCANTA, LA QUIERO

Debbie Speijers said...

I love the basket weave pattern you have created on this, looks fantastic!

Pam said...

This is so cute. Love the basket weave.

sandmar15 said...

So cute. Just love it

Olga said...

WOW! this basket is gorgeous and YES I want it!!!!! Thanks for the chance to win it!

AnnaMu said...

So pretty. love the pattern. Thanks for a chance to win :D

Shoregirl said...

Absolutely Adorable little baskets -- love that basket weave template!!

Sue Selfridge said...

You are so creative in your choice od papers.

Teri said...

What a cute idea! Love it!

cjgusloff57 said...

I like baskets and I like your cute basket too! Corrine Ann

Charms said...

What a clever idea to stensil a pattern on your paper, would never have thought of that - it looks gorgeous! And putting a sewing kit inside is just so unusual. I think you have that idea all sewn up and ready to go. Thanks so much for sharing. Charmain

Lori said...

I love the basket weave pattern; nice traditional look!

Jak Heath said...

This is so retro, love it.

Sue D said...

Both baskets are fabulous. I like how you created the weave on both.

Debbie K. said...

Julia, this is both clever and functional. Love it!

AnnaMu said...

So pretty, please let me win this so I can make some for my friends wedding guests. :D

Lisa Somerville said...

Both baskets turned out wonderfully - fab inspiration from Pinterest! Love the two toned basket lid!

Cheryl W. said...

Your first box reminds me of a tailored women's suit--very classy! Thanks for the inspiring ways to dress up this awesome template.

Jennifer Scull said...

wow! the pattern on this makes it look so realistic! love it! :)

disneylisa said...

Oh,a sewing basket. Fabulous idea and so many small things that could be tucked in it to give someone.

JackieSue said...

Love the basket weave!!! So very cute!!!

3b818a16-3856-11e0-be5c-000bcdca4d7a said...

You really put a LOT of effort into that basketweave, and it turned out sooooooooooo perfect!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wowza! You really worked your magic with these adorable picnic baskets.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, you did a fabulous job on them both. I love the weave template you used for the first one. TFS.

Judy Frey said...

I like your use of the basket template. Nice work.

Sandy O said...

What a great idea to put into your basket.

lynneatw said...

Love the cute basket.

La Miscelanea said...

Love how you create the pattern for these baskets. Wonderful !!

Linda said...

They are so beautiful
huhs Linda

Tine said...

Very clever to add the basket-weave effect. Look great!
tine :)

Lenoria said...

I like your idea of an old-fashioned picnic basket. This is such a cute basket!

Sharon said...

Great idea. Like the basket weave template too.

auntiejenni said...

the basket weave pattern....genius. this is completely adorable.

Lisa Foster said...

Hi Julia,
This is absolutely Darling! I love hoe you stamped the weave. Super-Duper CUTE!
Hugs,
Lisa

Patti J said...

What fun, Julia! Lovin that template that you sponged on - great idea! The sewing basket is a fun idea too. Wonderful projects, my friend!!!

Moments by Marla said...

You did a perfect job matching your inspirational photo. Thank you for showing the template. I have a much better idea if it will work with my 6 x 9 cutting mat.

Deb H. said...

Great job. I like how you wove the handle.

Beth Cutwright said...

Awesome basket!Would love to win...thanks for the opportunity and for revealing your work!

Annette said...

wow this basket is amazing.. I love how you did the design on the basket.. very creative and fun..

Sue from Oregon said...

Yes, we sure do think alike LOL!!! Love your basketweave baskets!!! Got a kick at your husbands comment too!

Sandra J. Strickler said...

Sew many things to love!!!

Clare said...

What wonderful baskets and I just the colours.

Riet said...

This is so beautiful Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

sue morris said...

Hi Julia! What a cute basket! and that was a brilliant idea to look on Pinterest for inspiration!

Vickie Z said...

These are soo cool!! Love the basket weave pattern!!

Brenda said...

This is a delightful basket and so versatile!

Glittered Paws said...

Love this template and love how you did the basket weave pattern - awesome. So many uses for this template.

Jill Norwood said...

Oh my goodness this is so incredible! I love it! And thanks for showing the basket weeve pattern template! So fun! Wow! Just love what you created...the stars on the front are sweet!!!!

Thanks for your sweet comment on my Festive Friday post too!
Hugs,
Jill

Cheryl Bux said...

Wow, your basket is wonderful! I love the sewing basket idea too!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Julia! Love you fancy picnic basket! Hope you have a great weekend!

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FIEGEHENK said...

The basket weave looks so real it's great.

Susan B. said...

Love the stamped paper design. Another great use for my stamps. You all are great.

Lola said...

Cool Beans!!!

Lola said...

I think this is so cute!

Cathy C said...

Oh Wow!!! I love the difference you used to make this basket. Its Beautiful

Cathy

builderb said...

I really like the basketweave paper! And I especially like the braided handle. This little basket is so cute.

Adela Rossol said...

Julia, I am really loving your pattern stencil! What a great look! Your interpretation of the inspiration piece looks even better than the real one. Great job, Julia!